1860 in Ireland

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See also: 1860 in the United Kingdom
Other events of 1860
List of years in Ireland

Events from the year 1860 in Ireland.


  • 25 February – £11,000 collected at church doors in Dublin to finance the Pope's defence against Italian nationalists. £80,000 collected nationwide. The equivalent of several millions in today's Euros.[1]
  • Deasy's Land Act,[2] intended to reform tenants' rights.
  • Construction begins on the Roman Catholic church that will become St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast.
  • The Catholic Ballaghaderreen Cathedral is completed.
  • 11 November – Kildare Street Club, Dublin, destroyed by fire.
  • 21–23 November – the Partry evictions, County Mayo. Sixty eight families turned out of their houses by Thomas Plunket, Church of Ireland Bishop of Tuam.[3]

Arts and literature[edit]




  1. ^ Doherty & Hickey, J.E.:D.J. (1989). A Chronology of Irish History since 1500. Dublin: Gill And Macmillan. p. 138. ISBN 0-7171-1634-4.
  2. ^ Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X., eds. (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork: Mercier Press. p. 377.
  3. ^ Doherty;Hickey, J.E;D.J (1989). A Chronology of Irish History since 1500. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. p. 138. ISBN 0-7171-1634-4.
  4. ^ Parkin, Andrew, ed. (1987). Selected Plays - Dion Boucicault. Guernsey Press Co. p. 192.
  5. ^ Mullen, Richard (1996). The Penguin Companion to Trollope. London: Penguin Books.
  6. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "thePeerage". thepeerage.com.[unreliable source]
  7. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "thePeerage". thepeerage.com.[unreliable source]
  8. ^ Chambers' Book of Days